wiki. bu•ku. partay.

The Triangle Wiki team is launching their project tonight. And celebrating 1000 published pages! At bu•ku around 7pm, head out to 110 E. Davie Street to find out more, ask questions and partake in some fabulous food and drink. Networks like the Triangle Wiki are some of the best ways for large groups of people to  nurture growth and positivity around where they live, work and play. Check out the site for something that has value to you, and if it’s not there, publish it!


When I first started this blog over a year ago, my first few posts were part of a series I called “A tourist in my own city”, highlighting four restaurants/bars that were important to me at the time (and still very much are). My bu•ku post was the 4th and final of the group that also included Tir Na Nog, Epona & Oak and The Pit.

How do you know?

I often get asked, “How do you know?” And the answer is, “It’s complicated.”

However, there are some go-to sites you should know about. They are just the tip of the iceberg — down below is a wealth of information: people and places, networks and groups, friendships and stories — but this a great starting place to figure out what interests you most, getting you more acquainted and involved with your downtown.

The Raleigh Connoisseur – one of the best ways to not miss a downtown beat, 16 topics and lots of chatter

Contemporary Art Museum – form on righthand of any page except home page (go figure)

Downtown Raleigh Alliance – pretty ginormous list of events, festivals and performances for the month

Raleigh’s Creative District blog – lots of change, growth and development happening in the section of Raleigh between Wade Avenue and South Wilmington Street

Your neighborhood Citizen Advisory Council – meetings are open to the public

Epona & Oak Fundraiser ~ First Friday

Epona & Oak is sunshine.

Shiny, sweet rays of sunshine that span across the cobblestone of City Market and in through the boutique windows… up on the nook with the octopus platter… off the rows upon rows of jewelry (fav: Rivet by Leigh-Erin M. Salmon)… and onto the faces of boutique-owner-sisters Cheryl, Leeann and Katie. These ladies exude a light-hearted happiness that resists dampening even during the most trying times. Times, like the one-year anniversary of their mother’s passing – that they will honor this Friday by staying true to their nature, by giving back.

Epona & Oak reached out to their community, to the people who help reflect their positivity, and planned an event at the store this Friday — First Friday March 2012 — with local food and drinks, raffle gifts and a silent auction. They do it all for Hospice of Wake County, a special group of people who helped pull them through the last days of their mother’s courageous battle with cancer.

Darling and Dear Stationary donated and you can too! If you’d like to, call or email them.

Jam on DJ Dave Hogan!